Table 2.

Access-related procedures in the first year for patients, overall and according to first access type attempteda

Access Surgeries (Mean [Median, IQR])Access-Related HospitalizationInpatient and Outpatient Diagnostic Imaging ProceduresOutpatient Bacteremic Episodes (Mean [Median, IQR])
No. of Admissions (Mean [Median, IQR])Total Length of Stay (Days; Mean [Median, IQR])Catheters (Mean [Median, IQR])Angiogramsb (Mean [Median, IQR])Angioplastiesb (Mean [Median, IQR])
Overall (n = 239)1.45 (1, 1–2)c0.243 (0, 0–0)2.8 (0, 0–0)1.05 (1, 0–2)0.73 (0, 0–1)0.43 (0, 0–1)0.60 (0, 0–1)
Catheter only (n = 49)N/A0.204 (0, 0–0)4.7 (0, 0–0)2.12 (2, 1–3)0.082 (0, 0–0)0.082 (0, 0–0)1.17 (1, 0–2)
AVF (n = 157)1.39 (1, 1–2)0.22 (0, 0–0)1.9 (0, 0–0)0.69 (0, 0–1)0.81 (1, 0–1)0.43 (0, 0–1)0.51 (0, 0–1)
Graft (n = 33)1.70 (1, 1–2.5)0.39 (0, 0–1)4.2 (0, 0–2)1.15 (1, 0–2)1.33 (1, 0–2)0.94 (0, 0–1)0.39 (0, 0–0)
  • a IQR, interquartile range.

  • b Including angiograms/angioplasties done for investigation/treatment of central vein stenosis.

  • c Based on n = 190, the number of patients who had access surgery.